Man arrested for threatening to stab undercover Asian police officer

first_imgWABC-TV(NEW YORK) — A man was arrested for allegedly threatening to stab an Asian undercover police officer in the face at Penn Station in New York City.On Friday, Juvian Rodriguez, 35, approached a New York Police Department officer who was undercover as they were both on an escalator near 7th Avenue and 32nd Street entering the station, and started shouting anti-Asian statements, police said.Rodriguez allegedly told the officer to “go back to China before you end up in the graveyard,” according to local ABC station WABC. He then threatened to stab the officer in the face, WABC reported. He was arrested inside the station around 1:20 p.m. according to police.Rodriguez is charged with harassment as a hate crime, aggravated harassment based on race or religion, menacing as a hate crime, and criminal possession of a controlled substance, according to the NYPD.Rodriguez was freed but placed under supervised released following his arraignment, the district attorney’s office told ABC News.Hate crimes against Asian Americans have surged over the past four years. The coronavirus pandemic and its suspected origins in Wuhan, China, have been cited by advocates as one motive for the surge in anti-Asian discrimination in the United States over the last year.From March 19, 2020, to Feb. 28, 2021, there were more than 3,795 hate incidents, including verbal harassment and physical assault, against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States reported to Stop AAPI Hate, a nonprofit organization that tracks such incidents.The NYPD announced last month it was increasing patrols and adding undercover officers in areas with significant Asian American populations to curb crimes.“The next person you target, whether it’s through speech, menacing activity or anything else, walking along a sidewalk or on a train platform, may be a plainclothes New York City police officer. So think twice,” Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said during a March 25 press conference.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

PBS chief defends filmmaker Ken Burns, touts diversity

first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP) — The chief executive of PBS is rejecting an argument that public TV’s relationship with filmmaker Ken Burns has come at the expense of diversity. President and CEO Paula Kerger was asked Tuesday about an essay by filmmaker Grace Lee last fall. Lee contended that public TV’s deep attachment to Burns slights viewers of color. Kerger said she “respectfully disagrees” with Lee and said Burns has an extraordinary legacy. His documentary series include “The Civil War,” “Baseball” and “The Central Park Five.” Kerger said PBS is intent on fostering a culture of inclusion and ensuring that diverse voices are part of all aspects of creating content.last_img read more

Sellas calls up 29 into Black Satellites

first_imgTwenty-nine players have been called up into the national U-20 team camp to begin preparations for the 2015 Africa Youth Championship.The selected players are to report to the national camp in Prampram on Wednesday 7th January.The Black Satellites will play a two-leg international friendly against Ivory Coast later in February.Ghana have qualified for the Africa Youth Championship to be staged by Senegal from 8-22 March 2015.Goalkeepers1. Mutawakilu Seidu – Hearts of Oak2. Sai Micheal – Berekum Chelsea 3. Odam Mustapha – Inter Allies4. Kofi Mensah – Dwarfs5. Kwame Baah – Heart of Lions Defenders6. Owusu Bempah – Hearts of Oak7. Christopher Bonney – Kotoko 8. Emmanuel Asante – Kotoko9. Asmah Patrick – B. A. Utd.10. Joseph Adjei – Wa All Stars 11. Joe Aidoo – Inter Allies 12. Latif Abubarkar – Liberty13. Stephen Anokye Badu – B.A. UtdMidfielders14. Kofi Yeboah – Wa All Stars 15. Yaw Yeboah – Right to Dream16. Attobrah Asiedu – Edubiase 17. Osman Sackey – Heart of Lions18. Prosper Kassim – Inter Allies 19. Michael Otoo – UniStars 20. Noah Martey – Bechem 21. Paul Asare – Wa All Stars 22. Emmanuel Antwi – Liberty Professionals23. Isaac Nyarko – Great Olympics24. Isaac Quansah – Heart of LionsStrikers 25. Samuel Afful – Hassacass 26. Benjamin Tetteh – Dream FC 27. Samuel Tetteh – WAFA28. Abbas Issah – Asokwa Deportivo29. Henry Medarious – Laziolast_img read more

A Tale of Two Cosmic Cities

first_imgTwo organizations have prepared curricula presenting grand panoramas of cosmic history.  Each is divided into seven modules – but that is where any similarity ends.  One is a completely materialistic and evolutionary view composed by scientists and educators from NASA and the federal government and major academic institutions and corporations.  The other is a completely Biblical, theistic view put forward by Answers in Genesis, a creationist group.  Here they are in summary outline form:Cosmic Voyage:  A curriculum named Voyages Through Time was developed by the SETI Institute partnership with NASA Ames Research Center, the California Academy of Sciences, and San Francisco State University with major funding from the National Science Foundation (Grant IMD #9730693), NASA, Hewlett Packard Company, Foundation for Microbiology, SETI Institute, and Educate America, according to an article “Astrobiology 101” on Space.com.  The website of Voyages Through Time shows seven headings:The Curriculum:  The overview module stresses the important of key “overarching goals” to be taught students in the year-long curriculum: evolution as cumulative changes over time, the various processes underlying these changes, the differing time scales and rates of change, the connections and relationships across these realms of change, and science as a process for advancing our understanding of the natural world.Cosmic Evolution:  This module teaches that “The universe, the totality of all things that exist, is thought to have begun with an explosion of space and time and the expansion of a hot, dense mass of elementary particles and photons, that has evolved over billions of years into the stars and galaxies we observe today.”Planetary Evolution:  As the title implies, this module teaches that all planets “formed from the same spinning disk of dust and gas,” implying Earth is a cosmic accident that happened to provide an environment suitable for life.Origin of Life:  This module recognizes a lack of scientific understanding, but promises light in the future: “Current evidence from the rock and fossil record indicates that life on Earth began about 3.8 billion years ago.  Yet how life first formed, or even how the biochemical precursors of life developed, and under what conditions these events happened, are not yet understood.  The origin of life is an area of active research, with considerable debate among scientists from various disciplines.”Evolution of Life:  This fully Darwinian module exhibits peppered moths, uniformitarian dating methods, phylogenetic trees and other evolutionary icons to present standard Darwinism: the entire diversity of life on the planet emerged from a universal common ancestor through an unguided process of mutation and natural selection.Hominid Evolution:  The sixth module teaches that humans are products of the same unguided, natural process that produced the first life and all other creatures.Evolution of Technology:  The final module continues its portrayal of evolutionary history up to our present human civilization.  Students are shown the “timeline of major events throughout the history of technology in the context of the evolution of everything, beginning with the Big Bang about 15 billion years ago.”  They are assigned a poster project to show how technologies of the future may evolve.    Nothing is mentioned in the final module, apparently, about the ultimate fate of mankind or the “heat death” of the universe in which all life, and rationality, presumably will have long ceased to exist. :  A curriculum from Answers in Genesis, a private creationist organization funded primarily by private donations and no government grants, takes a very different approach to cosmic history.  The “Seven C’s” outline, first proposed by AIG president Ken Ham in one of his books (see article) also forms the “walk through history” structure of AIG’s Creation Museum that opened last year (05/26/2007).Creation:  The universe began as a purposeful act of an omnipotent, personal God.  The stars, the Earth, all life, the angels and mankind were created in the six days of creation outlined in Genesis 1.  Man and woman were created in the image of God.  They were rational and spiritual beings from the start.  The creation was good and innocent.Corruption:  The first human pair, Adam and Eve, believing a lie of Satan (who had previously led an angelic rebellion), disobeyed God and fell into sin, as described in Genesis 3.  This separated mankind from God and brought a curse upon the world.  Death came because of sin.  The first child committed the first murder.Catastrophe:  The world became filled with violence.  Only Noah believed God; he and his family were spared on the Ark (Genesis 6-9) while God judged the Earth with a world-wide Flood.  This had major consequences in geology and the subsequent environment for life after the survivors spread out over the earth.Confusion:  After the Flood, people again strayed from the Lord and sought to build their own pagan empire.  God confused their languages at the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11).  This began the origin of separate nations, languages and cultures, as people separated from one another to the far reaches of the earth.  False religions sprung up – many with distant but corrupted memories of the Flood, and of the one true eternal Creator God.Christ:  Since the Fall (Genesis 3:15), God had promised a Redeemer, the “seed of the woman” who would crush the serpent Satan’s head.  In the fullness of time (Galatians 4:4), the promise of God’s prophets was fulfilled in Jesus Christ (Luke 4:16-21).Cross:  God’s righteousness demands that sin be punished.  Christ took the punishment for man’s sin on himself at Calvary.  His sacrifice offered a full pardon for sin, and his resurrection demonstrated the power of God to raise from the dead all who have put their trust in him.Consummation:  The curse will be lifted at the end time when Christ returns in glory.  God will create a new heavens and a new earth, where the redeemed of all ages will rejoice with God forever. Augustine of Hippo was an influential Christian theologian and philosopher of the 5th century.  He was well acquainted with the pagan and secular worldviews of his age as well as the Biblical worldview.  In his classic The City of God, he contrasted the pagan and Christian views of reality by portraying them as two cities: the city of the pagans, and the city of God.    The city of the pagans consists of people who live by their sense impressions alone.  Their philosophers build systems of the world from the imagination of their own hearts.  The common people fear natural and political disasters, such as the fall of Rome that had recently occurred in Augustine’s time, and face death without hope or with false hope.    The city of God, Augustine said, consists of those who trust God’s revelation.  They live their earthly lives in hope of heaven, like Abraham, who “waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God” (Hebrews 11:8-10).  They walk by faith convinced in the trustworthiness of God’s promises.    The two cities are thriving in 2008 with zeal like that of a presidential campaign.  Both have a message, a mission, and the means to propagate their contrasting views of reality.Among the dozens of arguments that could be debated back and forth between these two opposite world views, let us consider just two: one piece of evidence, and one logical argument.  The logical argument is this: to argue anything, you need confidence in unseen realities that are true, universal, necessary and certain, such as the laws of logic, the validity of inductive and deductive reasoning, the correspondence theory of truth (that our sense impressions relate to an external reality), the correspondence of human rationality with truth, and the moral superiority of telling the truth instead of lying.  None of these things can evolve from an explosion of matter and energy in time.  Remember, they told us that this constitutes the “totality of all things that exist.”  So unless the evolutionists wish to violate their own principles by claiming that these intangibles are real, true, universal, necessary and certain (i.e., by plagiarizing from the theists), their world view has been falsified at the starting gate.    Before getting into the piece of evidence, allow one aside on a practical note.  You see that the evolutionary world view is being promulgated by the government, corporations, and leading scientific and academic institutions.  If the previous argument makes sense to you, you may wonder how it is possible that so many smart people could believe a self-refuting proposition.  If that is a problem, read this article at AllAboutScience.org.  Consider also that the pagan, evolutionary worldview is ancient.  Most leading Greek and Roman philosophers were evolutionists – even those who believed in pagan gods, because to them, the gods evolved, too, from a primordial chaos.  Having a majority of leading intellectuals promoting the secularist world view, therefore, is as old as Rome or Babel – or the antediluvian world, for that matter.  Don’t be surprised.  Truth is not a function of majority vote, popularity, or political power.In our civilization, the Darwinists usurped the scientific institutions in the 19th century (01/14/2004 and 02/25/2007 commentaries) and have systematically marginalized the members of the city of God who had dominated scientific inquiry since Augustine.  So the evolutionists who control Big Science today should be considered no different from a situation where Druids, Gnostics or Epicureans were to wrest the institutions of power and portray themselves as the “scientists” or soothsayers of their day, and use public funds to promote their religion as the cultural truth.    Realize that there is no possible way under heaven for mortals to know any of the cosmic evolutionary stories that were presented above in the secular diorama.  It amounts to a grand, sweeping creation myth for today’s secular culture.  The reigning shamans strive to maintain their power over the propaganda outlets.  That is why, as a minority of the population, they work so diligently with lawyers and special-interest groups to guarantee that the “accepted” cultural myth be inculcated, without contradiction, at the secular monasteries (public schools), where students are unwitting novitiates into the cult, and in the courts, academies, media and government institutions.  Otherwise the common-sense observation that design demands a Designer would be too obvious.    Some of their methods for achieving and maintaining dominance are: shaming the opposition (see ridicule and intimidation), linking their doctrines with “science” (see association and bandwagon), refusing to seriously consider opposing arguments (see card stacking and sidestepping), and clouding the problems of their story in generalities (see glittering generalities and equivocation).  For other techniques see the Baloney Detector.Now, on to just one piece of evidence among many that could be raised in support of the city of God.  Without controversy, scholars know that the book of Isaiah was written long before Christ.  Regardless of what one thinks of the Old Testament, one cannot deny the book of Isaiah precedes the arrival of Jesus of Nazareth by at least a century and a half (liberal view) or seven centuries (conservative view), because a complete manuscript was found in its entirety in Cave 1 at Qumran when the pre-Christian Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947; portions of 21 other copies of Isaiah were subsequently found.  If you agree with this so far, now read the following excerpt from Isaiah carefully, and ask yourself, about whom is the prophet writing? (Isaiah 52:6-53:12).  Read the section now and come back.    This is just one of dozens of Old Testament passages, beginning as far back as Genesis 3, that were fulfilled literally in Jesus Christ.  Jesus himself announced his presence as a fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy (cf. Isaiah 61 and Luke 4).  More of these Old Testament prophecies are discussed in the recent DVD The Case for Christ.  They were powerful enough pieces of evidence, in combination with many other arguments and evidences from creation and history, to convince hardened skeptic Lee Strobel that the Bible’s world view was true.  In the film, he challenged viewers to make it a project to look at the evidence fairly, and come to a point of decision.    You may not be ready to hang out with Ken Ham or other creationists, whom the media love to portray as Bible-thumping buffoons (as if media portrayals are any guide to how to think about things).  You may have many more questions about science and the Bible.  At least start considering what city you will call home.  Does anything else matter? (Isaiah 55).(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, May 6, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Another dry day today across all of Ohio, but it likely will be the last one, at least for the entire state for a little bit. Temps today should be about 5-7 degrees warmer than yesterday and this will be our second straight day of near maximum evaporation rates…which is truly needed at this time. Sunshine should dominate. Scattered showers move into far northern Ohio by mid to late morning tomorrow morning (perhaps sooner in far NW Ohio), and then slowly spread south across a large part of the rest of the state. Moisture totals are not all that large, but we do see enough moisture to blatantly stop any drying. Scattered showers continue off an on Wednesday, and then we see a well organized batch of rain and even the potential for a few thunderstorms on Thursday into early  Friday. Rains today will bring a few hundredths to .25” with 60% coverage, and tomorrow’s action triggers similar totals with 50% coverage. Rain Thursday can produce .1”-.5” with 75% coverage, and the 3 day totals likely ends up giving us .2”-.75” over 70% of the state. This is a little better than our concerns late last week…and most of the lower totals is tied to lesser thunderstorm threats. If thunderstorms ramp back up before arriving on Thursday, our combined totals will have to ramp up too. The map at right shows combined moisture potential of this week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday). Friday afternoon will start to dry, as rains exit the state  morning and midday. Clouds will give way to sunshine. Sunny and dry weather continues for the weekend and then Monday and Tuesday of next week. If you are keeping track at home…that is a 5 day stretch of back to back dry weather! The threat of thunderstorms this coming Saturday night and Sunday has dissipated. We have a little bit of scattered shower action that tries to return next Wednesday afternoon or evening, but it looks light, at a few hundredths to .3” and 60% coverage. For the extended period, we get another chance of showers about 24 to 30 hours later, overnight Thursday night into Friday, with similar amounts and coverages. The best chance of rain in the extended period rolls in for the 20th into the 21st with .25”-1” rain totals and coverage at 80%. Then behind that we may see a little more lingering shower potential the 22nd, before drying back down to finish the period. Temps over this coming forecast window look to be near normal. We are a little above today into tomorrow and Wednesday, but cool off significantly behind our frontal boundary late int eh week. Next week features a similar up and down move in temps.last_img read more

Intel AppUp Java SDK Overview

first_imgGrowing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid This overview goes into detail about the SDK. It includes the SDK API libraries, the packaging utility for integrating required files and a validation utility for pre-validating runnable JAR files.It also includes a download for the the Intel AppUp Java SDK, the Java IDE plug-in, Java packaging guidelines, submission guidelines, API reference guide for Java as well as developer guides and release notes.Download White Paper PDFIntel AppUp Java SDK OverviewView more documents from ReadWriteWeb. Why You Love Online Quizzes How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Tags:#hack#RWHackSponsored center_img Related Posts 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… klint finleylast_img read more

UAAP men’s volleyball: Ateneo eliminates UST from Final 4 race, Adamson dumps UE

first_imgPH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES George Labang had 17 points for the Soaring Falcons.The Red Warriors, meanwhile, dropped to 2-10.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The Blue Eagles improved to an 8-4 record as did Adamson University, which earlier swept University of the East, with the two teams now bundled up in the third and fourth spots of the standings.The Soaring Falcons made quick work of the Red Warriors, 27-25, 25-17, 25-15, to close out the top four spots of the tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsChumason Njigha had 15 points for Ateneo while Antony Koyfman added 13.The Tiger Spikers dropped to a 4-8 record and were eliminated from the semifinal contention with two games left in their schedule. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated UAAP volleyball: Tigresses near Final 4, fend off Lady Maroons SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MANILA, Philippines—Ateneo officially eliminated University of Santo Tomas from the Final Four race with a three-seat beating, 25-22, 25-17, 25-19, in the UAAP Season 91 men’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Center.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess MOST READ Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassleslast_img read more